The special investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has ended, and Republicans are celebrating the results.
The report from special counsel Robert Bueller found no evidence of President Donald Trump working with Russia during the 2016 election and laid to rest the collusion narrative that Democratic lawmakers have pushed. Republicans are now rejoicing after supporting the president through the investigation.
Here are some GOP reactions to the report:
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 24, 2019
“This total vindication of the President of the United States and our campaign should be welcomed by every American who cherishes the truth and the integrity of our elections,” Vice President Mike Pence said.
Americans of all backgrounds should be happy that AG Barr’s principal conclusions from Mueller’s report suggest no criminality between the Trump campaign and Russia. I’ll continue to press the AG to release to the public as much as can be legally and appropriately made available.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 24, 2019
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) pointed out that everyone should be celebrating the news but did say he would push for the entire report to be released to the public.
“Americans of all background should be happy that AG Barr’s principal conclusions from Mueller’s report suggest no criminality between the Trump campaign and Russia,” Amash said.
House Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), an outspoken supporter of Trump, released a statement about the report, saying that Democrats’ allegations against the president were finally proved wrong.
“As we go forward, it’s time for Democrats to put aside their partisan agenda of attacking this President and instead focus on addressing the real issues facing the American people,” Cheney’s statement read.
"The American people will long remember how wrong and irresponsible the Democrats have been."
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 24, 2019
However, some Republicans instead chose to focus on the issues with the investigation and how much time and money was spent to prove the president was innocent.
After almost two years, over $25 million tax dollars, and with 19 lawyers and 40 FBI agents working the investigation, the results are in: No collusion. None.
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) March 24, 2019
Rather than focus on the issues that affect the American people, Democrats & their allies in the media have chosen to spend the last 674 days perpetuating conspiracy theories and lies in a shameless effort to discredit a President whose election they are still trying to overturn.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 24, 2019
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) March 24, 2019
“These statements were lies. The people who spread these lies owe President Trump and the American people an apology,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said.
I’ve been saying for the last two years this was a partisan witch-hunt without substance. It is unfortunate that partisan politics has paralyzed Washington over these ridiculous allegations.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 24, 2019
No collusion! No obstruction!
It’s time to move on.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 24, 2019
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) claimed in his statement that the conclusion could be trusted due to the unlimited access that Mueller and his team had during the investigation.
“Furthermore, the nearly unlimited scope, resources and subpoena power of the Special Counsel has allowed his team to fully pursue any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation. This case is closed,” McCarthy said.
Democrat leaders acted irresponsibly and threw caution to the wind to damage and distract from the work the Trump administration is doing on behalf of our fellow citizens. After months upon months of manufactured outrage, it is time we move on for the good of the nation.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 24, 2019
Great job by Mr. Mueller and his team to thoroughly examine all things Russia.
Now it is time to move on, govern the country, and get ready to combat Russia and other foreign actors ahead of 2020.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 24, 2019
After 22 months of a special counsel and 2 years of congressional investigations, it’s over. The clock has finally struck midnight on the ‘Russian collusion’ fantasy.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) March 24, 2019
Congressional Democrats will continue their investigations into the 2016 election as well as Trump’s business practices, yet this may only hurt their chances of holding their majority due to focusing on something that has already been resolved.